Laura Machan BSc (Hons), MSc, PgCertLTHE, FHEA
Lecturer in Psychology
I currently teach Level 6 and MSc Forensic Psychology as well as Research Methods and Statistics, and Foundation Year modules. My research focus is on crime prevention with a focus on precursors to crime in adolescents from disadvantaged and atypical family backgrounds.
In addition to my primary research focus (crime prevention - focusing on precursors to crime in adolescents from disadvantaged and atypical family backgrounds) I am also currently working on research into precursors into beliefs surrounding the Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, Covid-19 conspiracy theories, and the use of Flipped Learning in educational environments.
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Hughes, S., & Machan, L. (2021). It's a conspiracy: Covid-19 conspiracies link to psychopathy, Machiavellianism and collective narcissism. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110559. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110559
Machan, L., & Aleixo, P. (2016). E-readers as an alternative to coloured overlays for developmental dyslexia in adolescents. The Psychology of Education Review, 40 (2), 33-38. http://www.bps.org.uk/publications/member-network-publications/member-publications/psychology-education-review